The gore is too tall and wide for me. It's comfortable at the beginning of the day, but I can hardly wait to get home and take it off. The cups are also too tall for me and so the tops end up empty and I have to go re-adjust. I also find that it cuts into my upper armpit (not the wire, the cup) and I tug at it frequently to relieve the pain. It feels like the top of the band (not the entire thing) creeps down through the day and pulls the top corner of the cup further into my armpit.
My first impressions on this bra was that there was a lot of it! It was too big for me and is being returned, however I included measurements incase it might help someone in the future. For me, the problems were:
Cups about 2 sizes too big. Denting in the moulding because I couldn't fill it. Underwire goes really far to the side - middle of my armpit. Band sits too high under my arm. Center gore lays flat but presses upwards creating uncomfortable pressure. Bra overall is too high up top - would interfere with clothing choices. Material pretty stiff all over - very noticeable while wearing. Separates a bit too much for me - I prefer my breast a bit closer together, and it also turned my breast outwards - again, this is probably because of the fit being wrong for me.
A lot of these "issues" are because it didn't fit me, however. If the sizing is proper for you, I think this would be a nice bra.
Boy finding the right size and the right bra is definitely a journey. I started out in Sept of this year to find my right size and the right bra. This site recommended 36GG to 38FF. Herroom recommended 38H. Before I knew what my size might be, I ordered a Soma 38G, which was fine in the band, but way too small in the cup. After I ordered a Wacoal in a 38G and it was a bit loose in band and too small in cup. I then ordered a 38H in Wacoal and it fit in band but cup was too small. I then ...found out that Soma and Wacoal are US sizes. I ordered a Panache in a 38FF and it was too big in the band and too small in the cup. I ordered a Elomi Amelia in a 38FF and it was loose in the band and too small in the cup. I just ordered this bra in a 38G and the band seems to fit good but the cup is too small. I was going to reorder the Elomi Amelia in a 36GG to see how it might fit and decided to try this bra in a 38G. I am coming to the conclusion that even in the same brand, if the style is different the bra will fit different. Totally confusing! Maybe I should stick with the styles I tried but go up a cup size in some and down a band size and up a cup size in others. Does anyone have any helpful feedback? I am beginning to believe I need a H cup though. Read more 180 more words
this was the first bra I've gotten at an extended size shop. I was so excited about how comfortable it was that I took it home, despite the cool reaction from the sales lady. Once I got it home, I realized the cups are actually too small for me. She did hint that I'm more of a 32HH . . . but it still does a better job than anything I have. (I have been wearing all-cotton bras from decent exposure).
Anyways, as I checked out the fit of the bra, I realized it IS near perfect aside from my larger boob clearly not staying ...inside of it. It is pinchy - but i havent worn underwires regularly in decades, so maybe thats me.
I also found it comes in purple now - so I'm trying to get up the nerve to splurge on a 34H in purple. I'm just starting to find bras that really fit - I'm planning on returning to the workforce next year and need to do whatever I can to look more youthful Read more 81 more words
This is my favorite every day bra. I can't use the hook system to create a racer-back as the straps are not long enough, I am very broad shouldered and it is not uncommon for straps to even be too short.
Great quality, pretty good depth at the wire for a molded cup. I owned this bra in its largest size and just bought it in its smallest size for my daughter. We will see how it fits, but I'm happy to get a bra for her that's high quality and comfy while providing her the invisibility under clothing she desires.
Update: unfortunately, the bra is too narrow and the gore is too wide for her.
This is my favorite bra. It fits me perfectly. I was originally measured at a boutique as a 38G in UK sizing, but only this Elomi bra and two of my Panache bras fit well in this size. Bratabase seems to recommend bras between 38G-38GG for me, depending on the brand. I'd recommend the Elomi Bijou if you prefer your band a little bigger and a shorter gore height. I think this also has wider cups.
My band size is between a 37.5 and 39, depending on how tightly I hold the tape (if that helps anyone). so if you are a 38-40, you'll probably like the fit of ...the 38 band. Because the band size on the Elomi Bijou is roomy, I would definitely look at measurements before purchasing this bra as you might need to go down in size.
It's really comfortable and works great as a T-shirt bra/everyday bra. So far, I haven't found another bra that fits me as well as this one does. I love it.
Updated Dec. 2016: I've since gained a size in the cup (I'm a 38GG-38H now) and tonight I tried on several of my existing bras and this is the one that still fits the best. The Bijou runs big in the band, so I am able to use it. Its almost a perfect fit, but there's a tiny bit of quad boob on the left side. But otherwise, the straps, the band, the gore and wing placements are fine. This is probably a good choice of bra if you are between a G and a GG or if you like a looser band. Read more 163 more words
If you are wide shouldered and wide rooted, this bra would be the best bet for a seamless plunge. For me, the straps fall off and the sides cut into my pectoral chub, causing lacerations. On the J hook, the straps feel much better, but give me shoulder aches after a while. The wires also stick into my armpit. Not the shape for me, but the cups are nice and rounded, and give an oval top to bottom appearance, rather than the usual Elomi pointy look with their cut and sew cups. The plunge is also nice, it's hard to find plunges in this size.
This bra has the typical soft Elomi wires that stretch back and mold to the body so if you need wider wires and prefer molding wires this is a good choice for you. Keep in mind that the projection forward may change as the molding happens however, especially if you have a lot of forward projection rather than side projection.
Love, love, love this bra! First time ever to find a comfortable, well-fitting molded bra!!! I can wear under t-shirts without tank or cami. It is so unusual for me to find all the perks with a bra and enjoy wearing it too.